Scott Pearce

President/Ownerscott@fgsdurham.com

Scott grew up in Lakeland, Florida and lived there most of his life.  He owned and operated a lawn and pest management company there until he sold it and moved to North Carolina in 2008.  Scott managed For Garden’s Sake from 2010 to 2015.  He and his wife, Marsha, then purchased For Garden’s Sake and they have been running it ever since.  Scott’s degree in Business and Professional Leadership has come in handy over the years managing the three divisions of FGS.  He loves spending time and traveling out West and in the NC mountains with Marsha, his newly-married daughter and son-in-law, and his two teenage boys.   Scott is an excellent musician and uses his talents when he has the opportunity (and time).

Marsha Pearce

Vice-President/Owner, marsha@fgsdurham.com

Marsha grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then Lakeland, Florida.  Marsha began her career in the Purchasing Department at Publix.  She then went into business with Scott and co-owned their lawn and pest management company in Florida.  She spent a few years at home with her three children until five years ago when she began part-time at FGS.  Now, she wears many hats here at FGS, but primarily works with the landscape sales team.  She doesn’t know a stranger and loves trying new things.  She refurbishes old furniture, spends time in the garden and works with wood.  She loves the smell of freshly cut wood and dreams of one day being a carpenter.

Amanda Henry

Executive Assistant/Human Resources/Marketing, amanda@fgsdurham.com

Amanda is from North Carolina, but grew up in Amman, Jordan.  She now calls Apex home and lives there with her husband and two children. She received her degree in English and Secondary Education at Appalachian State in Boone.  She taught high school English for eight years until deciding it was time for a change and ended up at FGS.  Amanda spends her weekends enjoying her family, cooking, working in her garden, and tending to her 60+ houseplants.

 

Shannon Yoder

Accounting Manager, shannon@fgsdurham.com

Shannon is originally a California girl, but she has established a beautiful home in Apex, NC.  Numbers come easy to her, and she proved it by earning her Masters in Accounting at Brigham Young University.  In addition to helping us navigate the accounting waters, she has spent a lot of her personal time helping other organizations with accounting.  She enjoys knowing that using her skills frees others to do what they love with less stress! Shannon spends her time away from here involved at her church, running, or just hanging out with her two lovely girls at the pool.  

Tess Huffman

HR Administrative Assistant, tess@fgsdurham.com

Tess has spent her entire life in the Peak of Good Living, Apex, NC. She earned her Horticulture Science degree from NC State and spend several years working in public gardens, including the Biltmore Estate, Longwood Gardens and Sarah P. Duke Gardens.  Her love for plants and people brought her to look for a change of pace and landed her here in our HR department.  Tess loves spending time taking walks, playing games and eating ice cream with her husband.  And per FGS style, she loves filling her apartment with plants! Although she loves filling her life with color, she dreams in black and white.